bliss in the kitch'...PARISIAN PINK

I have been long dreaming of the perfect apartment for myself and my dreams always involve a large white glossy kitchen. After finding this precious apartment and modern with a dash of pink, I thought to myself I found the perfect inspiration. All the cabinetry is from IKEA and all the appliances are stainless steel which add metallic shine seamlessly. Think this kitchen is chic, then you must see the rest of the apartment...

The bedroom took my breath away. This gorgeous peacock wallpaper combined with a gorgeous Venetian mirror has me needing a a few new things for myself. Purple, pink, white and grays make a lovely bedroom color combo. 
Oh, and against her ikea mirrored armoire (i love all the chic ways to incorporate ikea by the way), she has gorgeous silk wallpaper and a perfectly parisian white chair. Beautiful! 
images found here

Monday Musings: Hollywood Glamour

Mondays for me are all about gearing up for the week and getting new ideas and inspiration to go for. As I reflect upon my apartment decor I can remember one of my inspiration images on my moodboard.  I love Hollywood Glamour and keeping things neutral and very pretty. Every part of this apartment speaks to my romantic soul...

I love an office with a mirrored desk of course and a wood chair is the perfect way to offset the shine. 
Her soft colored walls, hints of pastels and warm lighting really make the place come together with a glowing romantic vibe. 
I also love the styling in this vignette. It's very Hollywood Regency incorporated with a hint of tradition. I absolutely love it. Those chairs really make me swoon. 
To top it off, the touches of black in the dining room make it very hotel like. That chinoiserie style screen also have my complete affections. Hello Hollywood! 
{all photos via Apartment Theraphy, photographs by Bethany Nauert}

COLOR LOVER: onyx, white + kelly

I don't know what is in the decorating water lately but everywhere I love I am seeing onyx black, bright white and kelly green. It's a fabulous mixture I must admit and its taking me back to some of my most favorite interiors moments. For spring, I have been wanting to add a dash of color to my apartment and I'm thinking maybe some fabulous kelly green drapes...or maybe just an emerald lamp. Oh, the possibilities are endless...

Have always loved these incredible lucite + green dining room chairs. 

A little SYTLE HAUS shout out...

One of the best things about working for an amazing design firm (like my incredible former bosses + mentors, Woodson + Rummerfield) is getting to know your co-workers and watching them blossom...
Ron and Jaime are probably the most incredibly talented and sweet bosses/mentors in the world. They not only teach but they encourage, which was such a blessing for me to experience. 
Case-in-point: one of my very sweet co-workers Ryan Saghian, is now an up and coming LA designer and is getting some Hollywood decor street cred. He teamed up with the latest craze in LA celeb stylists and worked his magic over at STYLE HAUS
It's a super swanky membership only shopping experience...
Naturally, I love his style, I mean, we spawned from the same geniuses...
 I am OBSESSED with the custom made velvet demi-lune sofa and those gorgeous black louis chairs. So chic.

 Of course he would understand the necessity of a bar cart when it comes to Hollywood Glamour.
 And to top it off... a dash of red, I swear that is the secret to decorating well. 

the Art of Living... bringing home Hollywood

So I just want to let you all in on something that I got today that just warms my heart. This gorgeous Sophia Loren print is going in my new cozy bedroom. It looks amazing framed in white and on my muddy gray walls. I can't stop staring at the photo, its perfection.
It got me thinking of my love for vintage photography and I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite to get you inspired. Hollywood photography in a home can be very chic and give a room an entire mood change. Photography can conjure up emotion, which is essential for achieving domestic bliss! (I fondly remember NKTOB posters on my wall doing the same thing for me as a young girl.yes mom, I will always love you for doing that for me). For some, rock and roll shots give a bit of edge and for others old hollywood starlets add a touch of glamour and romance. Whatever your preference, I say go for it, you can't go wrong. 

designer ryan korban uses the BEST vintage hollywood looks.
i love this audrey shot styled by windsor smith.

Elements of a glamorous bedroom...

As I decorate my new bedroom, I am picking out each piece very carefully. From the perfect bedskirt, to the candles. (Speaking of candles. My entire life I have been obsessed with Jasmin and Gardenia...and Archipelago has perfected the mix of the two in this candle. It's all I am burning right now. 
Anyway, as much as I love bright and beautiful bursts of color, I want my bedroom to be plush and romantic. Lots of fabrics, plush bedding, glimmering light fixtures, everything. 
I have always been a fan of tufted headboards and swaggered fabric on the ceilings.
I adore this beautiful make up artists room...
this room by ryan korban is absolutely gorgeous...the perfect mix of neutral and feminine.

rooms that rock my world! {rock star glamour}

Completely crushing on this fabulous bedroom nestled in the hills of Los Angeles.
Ever so feminine elements mingle with a bit of rock star glammah and the outcome is modern + perfectly chic.
Fireplace, a round setee, YSL pumps, crystal lamps and stunning, colorful photography are the epitome of LA style. I love it.
Such a lovely job done my Molly Luetkemeyer...I have always been so fond of her work.

Home Tour: A glamorous pad you don't wanna miss!

 I love me a stylish decorista! 
Tina, my new bff, a blogger and total design freak shared her home tour with me 
and of course, I couldn't wait to share with all of you.
Her and her boyfriend renovated this amazing spread and it is total decorista perfection!
Stripes on walls, deep black curtains, sparkly accessories, amazing artwork, glossy black furniture and lucite goodness. Did I mention that I am crazy about the art?
This pad is absolutely my type of space!
love. love. love. love. love.
 see more of Tina's home tour

secret of domestic bliss #27... a glamorous wall of mirrors

I have decided that I need one of these mirrored screens in my world. 
It's absolutely gorgeous and it reminded me of a very smart interior decor trick.
If you are looking to add big impact to a small space...just add mirrors.
It can do wonders for your home. 
If you need to create more light, or add an illusion of more room in your small abode...
adding a wall of mirrors is the ultimate trick.
Layering mirrors works wonders too and can completely bring up your glamour factor!
Whether it be your closet, bathroom, bedroom, living room or kitchen, 
add a wall of mirrors to the space and watch the magic unveil!
This mirrored console against this wall of mirrors just completely does it for me! love.

everythingfab, apartmenttherapy, decorpad, elledecor

gorgeous bathroom looks i love

I love a beautiful bathroom. For every girl it is a luxury and such a pleasure to have a beautiful place to get fresh and clean. Here are some bathrooms looks I would do anything to have!
pretty black and white romance
the wild side of glamorous
Floridian chic at its best!
white on white bathroom luxury
notes of pretty powder room perfection

lavender meets chinoiserie is oh so feminine...i love it!

the ultimate lighting-done-right love affair
simple white coziness meets romantic elegance

Old Hollywood Glamour {ava gardner}

I love absolutely everything about Old Hollywood Glamour.

Something about the style just captures me, I live in the heart of Hollywood and I truly appreciate the lo
ok of Hollywood interiors back in the golden years.
Ava Garder is one of my most favorite Hollywood starlets...

How gorgeous does she look in these photos?
I love the blue walls and framed prints in the backdrop...

The headboard looks so lush and the white sheets with monogrammed throw come together perfectly.

I can hardly get enough of the gorgeous red velvet chair she is adorning.

Below is her apartment in Madrid (her favorite city in Spain). 
Red walls are the epitome of glamorous + luxurious Spanish living.
Notice the extravagant and ornate furniture...I love the look.

and to give a nod to Marilyn...I am absolutely loving the colors going on here.
Wood + White + Blue = gorgeousness
So fun to take it back to the old school for a min. Hope you enjoyed it. 

the decorista dreams...The Gatsby House hotel in Ireland

Ever since my first visit to Miami, and I saw the gorgeous dramatic design of the hotels, I knew that I wanted to be a hotel designer. Interior design has always been my absolute passion and having the freedom to style an outrageous hotel would be my ultimate bliss. 
The Gatsby House in Ireland is the perfect example of hotel design done right.
Extravagant and luxurious, the Swell group does not disappoint my visual cravings.
In this particular hotel they created an old hollywood glamour look with each room named after a stylish movie star. Wouldn't you like to stay at this hotel on your visit and sip tea by the fire?
Enjoy the goodness.
the sitting room
the dining room

the Rita Hayworth room
the Grace Kelley room

the Judy Garland room

the Cary Grant Bathroom
the Shrimp room

for more of the beautiful hotels visit the Swell group .

Art is the gift that keeps on giving...

For all of you photographers out there + amazing art collectors, I dedicate this post to you.
Bob Willoughby passed away this weekend. During his career, he made a huge impression on the entertainment industry with his photographs. He even had a very close + personal relationship with Audrey Hepburn, one of my favorite Hollywood starlets.
His photographs bring the old hollywood to any wall they are displayed. 
These invaluable pieces are worth more than gold. 
To my designers, this is a perfect way to add glamour to any room and they are on my christmas wishlist.
Maybe a wee bit out of my personal price range, but a girl can dream right???

the fantastic original prints are shown at the gallery at which I work
{pick up yours for the holidays}